Bone Regulatory Factors: Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pharmacology

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Includes all lectures presented at the NATO ASI Course held in Erice, Sicily, May 1989. Covers morphological, chemical, biochemical, physiological and pathophysiological aspects of bone formation and resorption, focusing on regulatory factors and indicating the new directions that are opening up.
Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475715101
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Nato Science Series A: (closed)
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Pages: 291
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Physico-Chemical Principles of Biomineralization.- The Histology, Hishemistry, and Ultrastructure of Bone.- Morphological and Quantitative Aspects of Bone Formation and Mineralization.- Analysis of Embryonic Cartilage and Bone Induction in a Defined Culture System.- The Role of Cells in the Calcification Process.- Biochemistry of the Intercellular Matrix in Cartilage Calcification.- The Vitamin D Endocrine System and Bone.- Role of Parathyroid Hormone in Bone Formation and Resorption.- Calcitonin: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Its Therapeutic Uses.- Osteogenin: Role in Bone Induction and Repair.- Approaches to the Study of the Function and Activity of Bone Regulatory Factors: Established and Potential Methods.- Calcium Regulating Hormones and Hormone-Like Peptides Participate in Brain Control of Behaviour.- Diet and Lifestyle Factors in Osteoporosis.- Pathophysiology of Bone Formation and Resorption.- Pathophysiological Aspects in the Treatment of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis.- Recent Trends in the Use of Bone Regulatory Factors as Therapeutic Agents.

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